For the person who has everything — or the one who loves to explore Long Island's food scene — consider gifting a bagel box, cheese subscription service or other unique gift this holiday season.
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Bagel Biz Box
Melville's family-owned bagel joint Bagel Biz has relaunched its shipping service, sending bagels, lox, cream cheese and seasonings from California to Connecticut and the many miles in between. The bagels, made fresh, vacuum sealed, then boxed the same morning they're shipped, generally arrive within two business days. The Long Island staple are shipped by the dozen; customers can choose from one dozen bagels for $61.99, to five dozen for $116.99. Bagel Biz also offers bagels-lox-and-cream-cheese packages and monthly subscriptions. Free shipping; bagelbiz.com.
Long Island Gourmet Food Box
The serious snacker in your life will appreciate the Long Island Gourmet Food Box from locaLI bred, filled to the gills with locally made (or finished) products such as chocolate, jam, mustard, coffee, cookies, crackers and popcorn; $125 at localibred.com.
Custom Gift Basket
This custom gift basket includes your choice of fruit, artisanal cheese, honey, crackers and more; $100 at Grace's Marketplace in Greenvale.
The Sugar Alchemist Jam
These locally made jams from Sabine Gerdts (aka The Sugar Alchemist) come in flavors such as lemon-lavender gin, maple-apple-bourbon, and, closer to the holidays, cranberry-raspberry. Allow 2-3 days shipping from East Meadow; $13 per 8-ounce jar from thesugaralchemist.com.
All American Wontons Treats
Lovers of Kelly Kay's sweet and savory wontons can be on the receiving end of the goods, which are sold frozen by the dozen. Flavor combinations include bacon macaroni and cheese, banana-Nutella, spinach-artichoke and Philly cheesesteak; a dozen for $12, two dozen for $22, five dozen for $50. Kay recently launched eight-ounce frozen dips in flavors like French onion, spinach artichoke, jalapeño popper and vegan nacho; $4 each or two for $7. All can be purchased at All American Wontons Gourmet Food Market in North Massapequa.
Give the gift of lactic love three, six or 12 times a year with a cheese-of-the-month club subscription; $200 and up at The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck.
A Little Brittle Heaven
Top a dessert with it, add it to a charcuterie board, or simply enjoy it alone. A Little Brittle Heaven's line of brittle is made with only four ingredients -- organic sugar, organic vanilla, butter and sliced almonds -- and is offered in six-ounce bags for $10, or three for $25, or two-ounce bags, $5; buy it at alittlebrittleheaven.com.
Jericho Cider Mill Spice Kit
Kick up the flavor in tea, juices, apple cider, wine or even just a cup of water with Jericho Cider Mill's mulling spice packets, made of cinnamon chips, orange peels, cloves, allspice and pure orange oil. Beverages can be served hot or chilled. The spices can also be used for cooking or baking; $4.50 for a box of eight at Jericho Cider Mill in Jericho.
Tate’s Bake Shop Holiday Cookies
Why not treat Santa to some holiday-themed cookies this year? Tate's Bake Shop of Southampton is selling a pair of limited-time-only seasonal cookies: gingersnap and cinnamon-brown sugar. Suggested retail for a 3-pack (with about 14 cookies in each) is $20. Available at the shop in Southampton (43 N. Sea Road).
'Hamptons Kitchen' Cookbook
This 2020 cookbook by Long Islanders Hillary Davis and Stacy Dermont, chockfull of fun and delicious recipes, is an East End vacation without the traffic; $29.95, available in bookstores and online.